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September 2019

Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Do we have to choose between equality and prosperity? Many think that reducing economic inequality would require such heavy-handed interference with market forces that it would stifle economic growth.  Heather Boushey insists that rising inequality actually undermines growth in three ways. It obstructs the supply of talent, ideas, and capital as wealthy families monopolize the best educational, social, and economic opportunities. It also subverts private competition and public investment. Powerful corporations muscle competitors out of business, in the process costing…

October 2019

The Bargaining Power of Older Workers and the US Labor Market

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

Dream Interrupted: Kevin Starr at the San Francisco Examiner, 1976-83

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
November 2019

White Devil’s Daughter: the Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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